For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner.
Cabbage family: Broccoli, cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi
Cucumber family: Cucumber, pumpkin, summer squash, winter squash
Leafy greens: Arugula, chard, mustard (all types), pac choi, sorrel, spinach, turnip
Legumes: Dry soup beans, pole snap beans, shell peas, Southern peas
Root crops: Beet, parsnip, potato, rutabaga, shallot, turnip
Tomato family: Hot peppers, tomatillo
Miscellaneous: Asparagus, leek, okra, rhubarb, scallion, sweet corn
* To learn more about when to sow seeds (indoors and outdoors) or when to transplant your seedlings to the garden, see: Know When to Plant What: Find Your Average Last Spring Frost Date.
* To learn more about how to start seeds, check out Seed-starting Basics. For a primer on how to transplant seedlings, see Garden Transplanting: Expert Advice.
* Find garden seeds from great mail-order companies with our Plant and Seed Finder.
* Learn more about high-quality seeds and great seed companies in Best Seeds for a Bigger, Better Garden and Best Garden Seed Companies, or through our seed company directory.
* You might also try swapping seeds locally.
* For tips on growing everything from apples to zucchini, see our Organic Gardening homepage.
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